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Webinar – Helping people who drink or are Dependent on Alcohol

The Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council (AH&MRC) hosts this webinar which aims to provide valuable insights into alcohol use in Aboriginal communities and practical strategies for managing alcohol dependence particularly for anyone working in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHO’s).

The webinar features Professor Kate Conigrave who is an Addiction Medicine Specialist and Public Health Physician based at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and a Conjoint Professor at the University of Sydney. She is also Co-Director of the Centre of Research Excellence in Indigenous Health and Alcohol. Her research focuses on preventing and treating alcohol and other drug problems, especially in Indigenous Australian. Kate has trained health professionals for over 20 years, is an editor on two clinical handbooks and authored over 110 research publications. Kate works closely with Aboriginal communities not only in research and teaching but also providing clinical services, including at the Aboriginal Medical Service Redfern.

This webinar was recorded not long after the reported study in the Drug and Alcohol Review which found only 1 in 30 Aboriginal patients with alcohol dependency are prescribed medication for relapse prevention. It also coincided with the release of a series of short films (one of which features Kate) called Brief Yarns on alcohol and we hear firsthand from Kate about these films in the webinar.

To access a copy of the presentation please click on the link: ‘Helping People Who Drink or are Dependent on Alcohol’ click here.